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scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
innate - inborn
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child